Textbook available for pre-order

Port Economics, Management and Policy is now available for pre-order at Routledge. Publication is expected for January 2022. Port Economics, Management and Policy – 1st Edition – Theo Notteboom (routledge.com)

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The concept of terminalization

Added a new page explaining the terminalization of supply chains where (container) terminals can play a dual role; being a constraint or a buffer. Considering terminals as a constraint is a conventional effect on flows where the goal is to mitigate the cause of these constraints. Further, terminals can act

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Full draft version available

A full draft version of Port Economics, Management & Policy is now available and provides a comprehensive overview of the port industry. Researchers and educators are encouraged to adopt the material for their courses and seminars. Routledge is expected to publish the 250,000 words textbook with 235 figures later this

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Container terminal design and equipment

A draft version of the chapter is now available. It covers main equipment issues for maritime and yard operations. Main differences between conventional and automated terminals are also discussed. Chapter 3.4 – Container Terminal Design and Equipment | Port Economics, Management and Policy (porteconomicsmanagement.org)

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Financialization and terminal funding

A draft version of the chapter covering the financing of port terminals is now available. Particular issues include financialization (the role of large financial institutions), financial risks, and financing models. Chapter 3.3 – Financialization and Terminal Funding | Port Economics, Management and Policy

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Terminal concessions and land leases

The chapter covering terminal concessions is available. It includes the various arrangements, including PPP, and the concession awarding procedure. Chapter 3.2 – Terminal Concessions and Land Leases | Port Economics, Management and Policy

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Terminals and terminal operators

Chapter 3.1 covering port terminals and terminal operators is now available as a completed draft. It covers extensively the terminal operating business and is abundantly illustrated. Chapter 3.1 – Terminals and Terminal Operators | Port Economics, Management and Policy

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Port resilience primer

In light of the recent blockage of the Suez Canal, it is worth underlining that a draft section about port resilience is available. It covers a whole array of natural and anthropogenic factors, adaptation mechanisms, and tools for managing risks. Chapter 6.4 – Port Resilience | Port Economics, Management and

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Green supply chain management in ports

A completed draft version of the chapter covering ports and green supply chains is available. It covers issues related to green procurement, energy, and the circular economy as they relate to ports. Chapter 2.5 – Green Supply Chain Management in Ports | Port Economics, Management and Policy

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The connectivity of maritime bottlenecks

In addition to supporting major maritime trade routes, maritime bottlenecks such as Panama and Suez are also involved in large transshipment volumes. Long-distance connectivity is also complemented by feeder network connectivity that is associated with many bottlenecks. Connectivity Pattern of the World’s Major Maritime Bottlenecks | Port Economics, Management and

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